ERIC Number: ED332690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development, Pilot-Testing, and Dissemination of a Comprehensive Evaluation Model for Assessing the Effectiveness of a Two-Way Interactive Distance Learning System. Final Report.
Kabat, Ellen J.; Friedel, Janice Nahra
Both formative and summative evaluations of the operation of the Eastern Iowa Community College District's (EICCD) Televised Interactive Education (TIE) System were conducted. The TIE system links three Iowa community colleges and local public and private universities via two-way microwave connections, allowing the production and transmittal of video and audio signals from the interactive television classroom to remote-site electronic classrooms. The report on these evaluations focuses on six main measures: system use, class enrollments, average grade per site, student evaluation of the system, evaluation of students who have dropped out of TIE classes, and instructor evaluation. The report also presents recommendations arising from the study that relate to the technical aspects of the system, staff development, and necessary support systems. Data are presented in both narrative and tabular formats. Evaluation forms and survey questionnaires are appended. (74 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Dropouts, Educational Television, Electronic Classrooms, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Surveys, Telecommunications, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Iowa Community Coll. District, Davenport.
Identifiers: Interactive Television
Note: Partial funding for this study was provided by the First in the Nation in Education Foundation.